Samuel Vincent Reid

Rikkyo University


Critical Thinking in a University Discussion Class

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 11:20-11:45 JST

This presentation describes a study of the degree of critical thinking skills exhibited in a small-scale learner spoken corpus of a university English discussion class. Analysis found a strong correlation between the type of question being asked and the use of critical thinking skills. The presenters will use examples from the corpus to discuss formulaic language and question construction that may help teachers better illicit critical thinking in L2 learning.